Georgia Tech used three substantial first-half runs to put Alabama A&M away early. An 11-0 spurt punctuated by a Mitchell basket gave the Yellow Jackets a 13-6 lead. Georgia Tech then used a 7-0 stretch to complete a 20-5 run and took a 22-11 lead on a tip-in by Quinton Stephens with 6:29 left in the half. The Yellow Jackets stretched it out with a 10-2 run to end the first half for a 34-20 lead.
Alabama A&M got as close as 13 points when a layup by West with 13:56 left made it 43-30, but Georgia Tech responded with a 13-2 spurt that put the game out of reach.
Georgia Tech's size prevented Alabama A&M from taking the ball inside and the Bulldogs also had little success outside. Alabama A&M shot just 36 percent from the floor and only 26.9 percent on 3-point attempts.
The Yellow Jackets outrebounded Alabama A&M 45-26, produced 40 points in the paint and scored 20 on second-chance baskets.
Alabama A&M: The Bulldogs continue to struggle on 3-point shots. They made only 7 of 26 against Georgia Tech after hitting 7 of 19 in the opener against Dayton.
Georgia Tech hosts IPFW on Friday.
Alabama A&M hosts Oakwood on Saturday.